Cashew pakoda

Cashew pakoda recipe, Munthiri pakoda recipe

Cashew pakoda/ Munthiri pakoda is a crunchy and yummy fried snack made with besan flour, rice flour and cashews. Now that its winter everyone would love to have something hot and especially if its going to be pakodas and bajji with a cup of coffee / tea it is a real bliss. Cashew pakoda tastes more yummy than the regular pakodas that we usually make at home and is very easy to make as it does not involve much procedures in its preparation. The only trick to get perfect and crunchy pakoda is make the right batter, otherwise it can be easily prepared by beginner as well. So lets get to the making!

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Cashew pakoda


  • Cashews – 10
  • Besan flour – 1 cup
  • Rice flour – ½ cup
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Cumin seeds -1/4 tsp
  • Chopped cilantro – 1 tbsp
  • Chopped curry leaves – ½ tbsp
  • Cumin powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Hot oil – 1 tbsp
  • Oil – for frying
  • Water – required amount

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Cashew pakoda

How to make cashew pakoda with step by step images

Cashew pakoda

  1. In a bowl add besan flour, rice flour, cumin seeds, chopped green chilli, cilantro, curry leaves, cumin powder, salt and hot oil.
    Cashew pakoda
  2. Mix everything well.
    Cashew pakoda
  3. Now add water gradually to form the cashew pakoda batter. The batter should be crumbly. (I used less than 1/3 cup water to make crumbly batter).
    Cashew pakoda
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Now add cashews to the batter. Mix well. (The batter will be little sticky which is common)
    Cashew pakoda
  5. Now spread the crumbly batter in oil. Does not require any particular shape. Fry them in medium flame until crispy and light golden color.
    Cashew pakoda
  6. When done put off the flame and transfer it to a plate with paper towel to drain excess oil. Serve it hot and you can store the remaining for a day.
    Cashew pakoda


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